For every paper product you use, there are real people behind it who are dedicated to taking care of our Nation’s forests. They watch over the forests because they know the ecological, recreational, economic and cultural benefits they provide to nature and society. These forests provide habitats to wildlife, drinking water to more than 180 million people, cleaner air – and they are the backbone of the forest products industry.
Is paper bad for the environment? Two Sides North America is a global initiative that is busting the myths that lead consumers to believe it is. Their goal is to promote “the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Industry by publicizing the positive steps that the industry is taking to reduce its environmental impact.”
October 18th to 24th is National Forest Products Week! To celebrate our love of trees and all the products that are made from them, we will be sharing posts over the next few days from different sources that not only show the value of forest products in our daily lives, but also debunk the myths that surround the impact these products have on the environment.
We came across this informative video from PragerU which discusses the importance of trees as a renewable resource, and the common misconceptions of deforestation.
The Two Sides campaign is now 10 years old. During those ten years, Two Sides has led the way in promoting the environmental value of print and paper, producing a wide range of print and digital resources for its members, giving the information and materials to dispel the many myths surrounding the use of paper in communications and packaging, helping their businesses to thrive.